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A Nguni shield is a traditional, pointed oval-shaped, ox or cowhide shield which is used by various ethnic groups among the Nguni people of southern Africa. [1]

27 relations: Assegai, Bivouac shelter, Boer, Cetshwayo kaMpande, Coat of arms, Cowhide, Dingane kaSenzangakhona, Fengu people, Flag of Swaziland, Mpande kaSenzangakhona, Mpondo people, Nguni cattle, Nguni people, Nguni stick-fighting, Nkandla Local Municipality, ONgoye Forest, San people, Sanga cattle, Shaka, Shield, Swazi people, Thomas Baines, War flag, Xhosa language, Zulu Kingdom, Zulu language, Zulu people.


An assegai or assagai (Latin hasta, cf Arabic az-zaġāyah, Berber zaġāya "spear", Old French azagaie, Spanish azagaya, Italian zagaglia, Chaucer lancegay) is a pole weapon used for throwing, usually a light spear or javelin made of wood and pointed with iron or fire-hardened tip.

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Bivouac shelter

A bivouac shelter is any of a variety of improvised camp site or shelter that is usually of a temporary nature, used especially by soldiers, persons engaged in scouting and mountain climbing.

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Boer is the Dutch and Afrikaans noun for "farmer".

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Cetshwayo kaMpande

Cetshwayo kaMpande (c. 1826 – 8 February 1884) was the king of the Zulu Kingdom from 1873 to 1879 and its leader during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.

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Coat of arms

A coat of arms is a heraldic visual design on an escutcheon (i.e., shield), surcoat, or tabard.

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Cowhide is the natural, unbleached skin and hair of a cow.

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Dingane kaSenzangakhona

Dingane kaSenzangakhona Zulu (ca. 1795–1840)—commonly referred to as Dingane or Dingaan—was a Zulu chief who became king of the Zulu Kingdom in 1828.

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Fengu people

The Fengu (plural amaFengu) are a Bantu people, originally closely related to the Zulu people, but now often considered to have assimilated to the Xhosa people whose language they now speak.

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Flag of Swaziland

The flag of Swaziland was adopted on October 6, 1968 after Swaziland gained independence from the UK on September 6, 1968.

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Mpande kaSenzangakhona

Mpande (1798–1872) was monarch of the Zulu Kingdom from 1840 to 1872, making him the longest reigning Zulu king.

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Mpondo people

The Mpondo people, also called AmaMpondo and Pondo, are a Southern African ethnic group.

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Nguni cattle

The Nguni cattle breed is special to southern Africa.

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Nguni people

The Nguni people are a group of Bantu peoples who primarily speak Nguni languages and currently reside predominantly in Southern Africa.

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Nguni stick-fighting

Nguni stick-fighting (also known as donga, or dlala 'nduku, which literally translates as 'playing sticks') is a martial art traditionally practiced by teenage Nguni herdboys in South Africa.

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Nkandla Local Municipality

Nkandla Local Municipality is an administrative area in the uThungulu District of KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa.

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ONgoye Forest

oNgoye Forest, also known as Ngoye or Ngoya Forest, is an ancient coastal scarp forest, protected by the oNgoye Forest Reserve in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province.

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San people

No description.

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Sanga cattle

Sanga cattle is the collective name for indigenous cattle of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Shaka kaSenzangakhona (c. 1787 – 22 September 1828), also known as Shaka Zulu, was one of the most influential monarchs of the Zulu Kingdom.

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A shield is a piece of personal armour held in the hand or mounted on the wrist or forearm.

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Swazi people

The Swazi or Swati (Swazi: emaSwati) are a Bantu ethnic group of Southern Africa, predominantly inhabiting modern Swaziland and South Africa's Mpumalanga province.

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Thomas Baines

(John) Thomas Baines (27 November 1820 – 8 May 1875) was an English artist and explorer of British colonial southern Africa and Australia.

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War flag

A war flag, also known as a military flag, battle flag, or standard, is a variant of a national flag for use by a country's military forces when on land.

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Xhosa language

Xhosa (Xhosa: isiXhosa) is a Nguni Bantu language with click consonants ("Xhosa" begins with a click) and one of the official languages of South Africa.

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Zulu Kingdom

The Kingdom of Zulu, sometimes referred to as the Zulu Empire or the Kingdom of Zululand, was a monarchy in Southern Africa that extended along the coast of the Indian Ocean from the Tugela River in the south to Pongola River in the north.

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Zulu language

Zulu (Zulu: isiZulu) is the language of the Zulu people, with about 10 million speakers, the vast majority (over 95%) of whom live in South Africa.

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Zulu people

The Zulu (amaZulu) are a Bantu ethnic group of Southern Africa and the largest ethnic group in South Africa, with an estimated 10–12 million people living mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguni_shield

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